Tag Archives: Shanghai

The Twelve Hour Flight to Xi’an Part I

Normally the train to Xi’an takes 12 hours and a flight takes 2 hours. But not in our case. We woke up at 7:30 am, breakfasted at the Asset Hotel, and checked out by 8:45. The doorman walked us to … Continue reading

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Chinese Fashionistas, Luxun Park, and Duolun Cultural Street

While breakfasting today, OL and I are treated to a fashion show Chinese style. We’ve got the white cotton and lace frilly dress sweetness. She’s followed by the big city whore look, a shredded t shirt with beads Pocahontas style … Continue reading

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Shopping Day in Shanghai

Slept in until 10am. Around 10:45 hammering starts outside. Ugh. We motivate after watching Green Lantern cartoon on HBO only English channel here. We head to McDonalds at Nanjing dong Lu for breakfast. Get there at 12:30. Huge line. OL … Continue reading

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Shanghai Temples and The Hunt for the Friendship Store

Today was a hot one. Horribly humid. We woke up early enough for Bfast at the hotel. Red bean paste buns, fried rice in wonton wrapper and eggs. OL had watermelon and pb and j sandwich. We headed over to … Continue reading

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Yuyuan Bazaar, Yu Gardens, and The Bund at Night

I woke up a crabbyy apple. OL was all Mr. sunshine too. Chipper and happy because we slept in. Every muscle in my body ached down to my toes. Only my hands felt normal. Ew. This did not improve my … Continue reading

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French Concession Self Guided Tour

Today I leapt out of bed at 9:00. OL barely stirred. But by 9:30 sleepy guy and I were downstairs at breakfast. Where he nearly spilled my coffee. I had a red bean paste bun. Same as yesterday on the … Continue reading

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The Bund and Pudong

Awaken at 8:30 unrefreshed. Terrible nightmares all night. Woke up screaming and moaning over and over again. Can’t quite recall dream but for a few things. The number 3000 and bad bad things happening here. No way to verify it. … Continue reading

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Shanghai Adventures

We hit rush hour traffic and I pass out.OL wakes me as I arrive at the hotel at 8:30. We check into our room which is clean but reeks of stale cigarette smoke. Ew. Biggest pet peeve on the mainland … Continue reading

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